Vincent Pala and Saleng Sangma, prominent figures in Meghalaya’s political landscape, are poised to represent the Congress party in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. While Vincent Pala is set to contest from the Shillong seat, Saleng Sangma is likely to represent the party from Tura.
Screening Committee Decision
Reports indicate that the Meghalaya Congress screening committee has given its nod to Vincent Pala and Saleng Sangma for the Shillong and Tura Lok Sabha constituencies, respectively. This decision, however, awaits final approval from the Congress’s central election committee.
Clearing the Path
The crucial decision was made during a meeting convened by the Meghalaya Congress screening committee at the Assam Rajiv Bhawan in Guwahati. Alongside Vincent Pala and Saleng Sangma, the meeting saw the participation of key figures like Meghalaya Congress MLA Ronnie Lyngdoh and the party’s state general secretary Sanjay Das.
Vincent Pala, the incumbent Lok Sabha MP from the Shillong seat, holds significant influence within the Meghalaya Congress. His nomination reaffirms his standing as a key figure in the party’s electoral strategy.
Final Decision Pending
While the screening committee’s endorsement is a significant step, the ultimate decision rests with the Congress’s central election committee. The final verdict will determine the official candidates for the Shillong and Tura Lok Sabha constituencies.
The potential candidacy of Vincent Pala and Saleng Sangma underscores the Congress’s commitment to fielding strong contenders in Meghalaya. As the Lok Sabha elections draw closer, all eyes are on the central election committee’s decision, which will shape the party’s electoral prospects in the state.